BUK launches on-campus students job scheme
Bayero University, Kano BUK has initiated a scheme for on-campus part-time job in which one hundred and twenty five students have been employed in the first instance.
Solacebase reports that according to the university, the initiative is an effort to assist the students, promote their welfare and rid them off financial difficulties.
A statement issued by Head Public Affairs, Bayero University, Kano, Lamara Garba Azare, on Sunday, said the Vice Chancellor, Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas, who launched the scheme on Friday, said it was the first of its kind introduced in the University as part of his promise to improve the welfare of students.
It said the scheme is aimed at helping the students earn legitimate money by rendering some services to the university.
‘’He said it was a special day for him to fulfill one of the promises he made of improving the welfare of students, noting that the essence is to make life comfortable for students,’’ the statement said.
‘’According to the Vice Chancellor, the employed students would be engaged in various assignments such as monitoring and supervision of University’s facilities, surveillance to ensure secure environment, cleanliness, as well as other menial jobs that may arise.’’
‘’He said that each student would take home N15,000 monthly, subject to being cleared by his supervisor after meeting the necessary requirements.’’
The statement said Prof Abbas added the employed students would be proud of the work because of earning legitimately and rendering services to the University. He said the day was special to the University.
According to the statement, the Vice Chancellor however, drew the attention of the engaged students that they are the pioneer beneficiaries of the scheme, as such, they should do whatever they can to protect the interest of the University.
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‘’The Vice Chancellor also disclosed that plans are underway to establish students skills acquisition center in the university.
According to him, when fully operational, the center will be teaching volunteer students to acquire some entrepreneurial skills so as to make them self reliant upon graduation.
“The center which will be free of charge to any interested student of the university would allow participants to learn some trade such as tailoring, make-up as well as beauty saloon and other skills which will go a long way in helping the students to be self-reliant after graduation,” said the Vice Chancellor.
In the statement, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Management Services, Professor Mahmoud Umar Sani while giving the background of the scheme, said it was the initiative of the Vice Chancellor who felt that the University should introduce a scheme that will ease the financial hardship of students with part-time jobs. This, he said, was in recognition of the unfavorable economic status of some of the students which made it difficult for them to cope.
‘’Professor Sani explained that the objectives are to create a symbiotic relation between students and the University, where menial jobs will be offered to those interested students for mutual benefits and improve on the already existing relationship between students and the University.
“Though, the job is not a highly skilled one, the University may give some training to the employed students especially in the areas of safety, security and appropriate use of working materials to avoid injury, wastage and misuse.
‘’The University Registrar, Malam Jamil Ahmad Salim said each of the employed students would be documented and that supervisors would be assigned to monitor their work. He urged them to exemplify high level of responsibility.’’
‘’Also speaking, the Dean, Students Affairs, Professor Shamsuddeen Umar commended the Vice Chancellor for the laudable initiative. He described him as courageous, visionary and exemplary leader who at all times prioritizes the welfare of students.’’